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Old 09-03-09, 04:56 PM   #1
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2009 BikeHouston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble

I friend brought this to my attention - 2009 BikeHouston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble. Any other area riders up for this ride?

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Old 09-03-09, 05:09 PM   #2
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I've done it the past 4 years or so... but no specific plans yet. Always a blast.

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Old 09-04-09, 10:05 AM   #3
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Anyone know what the usual registration cost is?
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Old 09-05-09, 10:34 AM   #4
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$20-$30ish, packet includes a T-shirt.
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Old 09-05-09, 01:33 PM   #5
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I like it, though it is not really your normal organized ride some people really go out on dressing themselves and bikes up. I like to stop at some point of the ride and watch the riders go by.
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Old 09-05-09, 01:45 PM   #6
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Rode a couple of these more years ago than I care to admit to. I will probably ride this year.
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Maybe if it wasn't Halloween. I don't think I'd wanna be on the roads then.
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Old 09-09-09, 01:01 PM   #8
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The whole point is that this ride happens on the sunday morning closest to halloween. When it actually falls on Halloween it's a bonus!

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*Sunday morning closest the full moon.

When it happens on halloween is a bonus
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Its also daylight savings time change, so it will feel like 3am. I wonder how many drunks will show up an hour early?
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If you keep a good pace, you can finish before you start

I don't know what it'll "feel like", but I've never had a problem with drunks on this ride. Being halloween or not, the closest sat is always "halloween party night"... so I don't see there being much difference with the holiday actually falling on that night.
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Old 09-12-09, 11:35 AM   #12
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I have made a mental note of it; thanks for the reminder! I have never ridden this one, but might give it a try this year, if I can keep the calendar clear for it.
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Rex , if you are interested in going a non bike friend and I are planning to ride that night. You are welcome to join this small group. Hopefully it will be cooler than our normal rides - definately not as much sunlight.
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That's the issue I've had with the ramble many years. It's freezing... till about 1/2 way. Hot and steamy after warmed up... strip off jacket/hoodie/pants at rest stop. Next thing you know, you're feezing as you ride down 610 and through memorial because you are out of all the concrete. Then it's nice and toasty as you get back into the concrete jungle.
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My wife, some friends, and I have made it a tradition to ride. For one friend it is the only time he can ride, since he works graveyards as a Respiratory Tech.

I've been thinking of dressing as a cyclist riding in the dark with lights on the bike... just in case y'all want to meet me.
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I love the Moonlight Ramble. It's one of the most laid-back, relaxing rides you can imagine. Lots of people on eclectic custom bikes, people dressed up in costumes, etc.

The vibe is totally different from some organized rides like the MS 150. People aren't going to yell at you if you're going too slow, there are few (if any) full kitted roadies blowing through the course trying to set personal time records, etc. Lots of families and kids out there too.
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I've been thinking of dressing as a cyclist riding in the dark with lights on the bike... just in case y'all want to meet me.
I'm gonna dress as a full kitted roadie... it should match the overall theme as I blow through the course
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Old 10-29-09, 08:58 AM   #18
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Temps are looking cool for the Ramble, woohoo. I've been dreading a warm one.

Oh and if y'all have not done it yet. Today might be a good day to dust off your lights and check the batteries.
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"Its also daylight savings time change, so it will feel like 3am."

No, it'd feel like 1:00 AM, you get to sleep in an extra hour.
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Old 10-29-09, 12:39 PM   #20
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With this event a few days away, how many BFer's are riding Sunday morning? The weather looks cold, so be prepared.
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Old 10-29-09, 02:41 PM   #21
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Barring some new shenanigan by my father-in-law, I plan to make it, if it is OK to register on-site.
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Old 10-29-09, 03:24 PM   #22
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I would like to do it, but I have already committed to doing the Tour de Donut with another group. Doing both in the same morning is something I might have wanted to try about 10 years ago, but not now.
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I'm going to have to sit it out this year due to a fresh knee injury, but I'll be in the parking lot for the pre-ride tailgating.

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Rex, it looks like you can register on site or on Sat at iCycle in the heights Sat afternoon. I will pm you my cell phone. I will be riding with a co-worker and old racing buddy. It should be a good event.

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Not this year but I will next year. I've done it before and really enjoyed it.

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